My new book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte is the result of more than 15 years of traveling to this great wine region and getting to know dozens of the most influential wine producers, winemakers and chefs. I have included more than twenty one-on-one interviews with these individuals in my book; these serve both as … Continue reading Insight from Piemontese Producers and Chefs
Luciana Currado, Vietti (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I had the pleasure of dining with Luciana Currado of the great Piemontese estate Vietti in Chicago yesterday. Currado was in town to taste out a number of wines, most importantly the brand new release of Barolo Villero Riserva 2004. I’ve known Luciana and her son Luca, who serves … Continue reading The Soul of Vietti
Giovanni Manzone and his son Mauro, Monforte d’Alba (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently wrote a post about 2007 Barolo; I sampled over 100 bottlings during my stay in Alba for the Nebbiolo Prima event in early May. That post focused on the qualities and characteristics of the 2007 vintage and how it compared to other … Continue reading Barolo- che preferisci?
Falanghina Vineyard of Mastroberardino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) For my final post of 2009, I want to salute some of the finest Italian producers of this decade. Each year in the Spring issue of my Guide to Italian Wines, I list the year’s best wines and producers. I’ll be working on that shortly, but for … Continue reading The Decade’s Best Producers – Part One